Origin: Turk dīwān < Pers, orig., bundle of written sheets, hence accounts, customhouse, council room, appropriate furniture
See divan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Turkish
Origin: , from Persian dīvān, place of assembly, roster
Origin: , probably from Old Iranian *dipivahanam, document house
Origin: : Old Persian dipī-, writing, document (from Akkadian ṭuppu, tablet, letter, from Sumerian dub)
Origin: + Old Persian vahanam, house; see wes-1 in Indo-European roots.
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